"If the LORD had not been on our side..." (Israel should repeat this.)
"If the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us,
then they would have swallowed us alive when their anger exploded against us.
Then the floodwaters would have swept us away. An [overflowing] stream would have washed us away.
Then raging water would have washed us away."
Thank the LORD, who did not let them sink their teeth into us.
We escaped like a bird caught in a hunter's trap. The trap was broken, and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.